It was a rough week. The Packers lost to the Giants. Sure, I live in New York, but there is one thing, okay, maybe two things, I will never agree with New Yorkers on: the Giants and the Yankees. Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the team just didn’t even come out to play, and unfortunately, it cost our team the season. Sure, there is next year, but it isn’t this year. I’ll just need to wait for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 20/20 cricket to begin in April. Today, January 20, is officially Cheese Lovers Day, so go find yourself some good cheese to celebrate. Murray’s Cheese near Union Square may be in order for a grilled cheese lunch today.
Sarah Burke (September 3, 1982 – January 19, 2012)
On a more serious note, I am deeply saddened by the loss of freeskier Sarah Burke (via Powder Magazine).
Some of you may know that skiing holds a deep place in my heart, and unfortunately too many of my idols and peers from the freeskiing and outdoors world have passed away at a young age. Sarah Burke, is yet another skier that was tragically taken from us after she ruptured a vertebral artery while training on a half pipe at Park City, UT which led to further neurological complications she was unable to fight through. Her family has amassed over $550,000 in medical bills and a fund has been set up for them at GiveForward. Sarah will be deeply missed. If you can, please donate here: http://www.giveforward.com/sarahburke?t=2
For my friends and family, ski fast, go big, and most importantly, ski safe.
Roundup Reads for the Week:
•On a more positive note, Betabeat reported that Amit Gupta, co-founder of Jelly NYC and Photojojo, has found a bone marrow transplant donor after months of social media searching. It is amazing what the tech community can do when it comes together.
•Matt Wilson couldn’t be more right with his letter to startups, “Dear Tech World, Please Grow Up” on Under30ceo.com Yes, flip flops and hoodies are comfortable, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t act professionally. Rolling in at 11 am is fine, but you know what’s cooler? Rolling in at 7 am.